© D.L. Crumbley
Computer Forensics Important
Joan Feldman: “Within three years, I’m sure all evidence collected in discovery will be electronic-based.” President of Computer Forensic, Inc. (Seattle).
Players from three areas:
Accounting-forensic units of big CPA firms.
Data-recovery and computer-repair specialists,
Litigation support services.
“Corporate investigations used to mean following a paper trial, but these days many follow an electronic one. Increasing demand for the skill and technology necessary to unearth digital secrets has led to the birth of a small but growing industry: computer forensics.”
“They can dig up e-mail and documents that seemingly have been deleted, determine what web sites were visited and which key words were used to get there.”
Source: Ellen Byron, “Computer Forensics Sleuths: Help in Rooting Out Fraud,” Career Journal, Wall Street J., reviewed June 16, 2003. www.careerjournal.com/industries/computers/20030320-byron.html